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Post by ACpower1 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:42 pm

My stair tool bit the dust the other day on a job so I had to pull out the auto detail tool and do the steps lol..  cleans good but what a pain.  

called up joe and got a 40in straight stair tool (prochem knock off) and a rebuild kit for my 30in S bend plus new supply line.  

also ordered new jets for the big wand to change it up to 10 flow and have 95s on the outside like I used to before plus his ergo handle which I hadnt tried yet.      Also took the wand apart to clean up debris from the glide,    polished the stainless a bit,   and resurfaced the glide.     I usually take a palm sander to the glides to smooth them out then re-notch the ends,    you can do this at least 3 times before replacing and they work like a new glide.    

a 1.5 inch ergo handle accidentally was sent out by mistake so I just threw it on the 30in S bend stair tool for now.      Just testing it out Im really excited about how nice the feel is,   turned into a really nice stair tool cant wait to do a real job with it.    





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Post by milspec6 on Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:13 am

I like it. I have the bent style and would rather go with a straight tube. You do nice work.
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Post by dp1 on Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:33 pm

5 jets ? A little overkill for stair wand no ?
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Re: Stair Tools ready for busy season

Post by Davey Cracker on Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:42 pm

I guess I'm missing something.

All three pics look like like 3 different tools to me?
first one obvious.
Second one, looks like a long straight 1.5' tube stair tool possibly?.......but can't see the head.
Third one, looks like a VT carpet wand?

I guess I'm unsure because I thought this was about a stair tool?

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Re: Stair Tools ready for busy season

Post by ACpower1 on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:49 pm

no the 5 jet is the full wand polished up with new jets,  like I was talking about in the post ^^^

the 2nd pic shows the whole straight stair tool not sure why u cant see the head

1st pic is S bend 30inch that I added the ergo handle to
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Post by Davey Cracker on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:59 pm

Ahhhhh yes, I reduced the image size, and I can now see the head of the straight stair tool.......it's a lot like the one I have.

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Post by ACpower1 on Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:27 pm

just got my first chance to use the long one and it was pretty damn nice. I almost wanted longer but 40in is great for my size.

The only thing with the straight tool is doing the risers isnt quite as easy, not bad just easier with the S bend. Also tried the S bend 30in with that Joe handle and it eliminated bending over at all also.
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Post by Mo on Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:49 am

Is their a swivel stair tool on the market?
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Post by milspec6 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:45 am

@Mo wrote:Is their a swivel stair tool on the market?

Yes, there has been one for awhile, but it has never been very popular. I suppose if you could lock the swivel in place.....maybe that would be a different story?
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Re: Stair Tools ready for busy season

Post by ACpower1 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:50 am

we have the pmf swivel stair tool on our express.. my guy loves it but I wasnt too big on it.

the swivel being loose isnt the problem for me, it stays planted just fine.. I just wasnt big on the water recovery and the single jet. some add a T and do 2 jets but still wouldnt be my stair tool of choice.

I would say the 30in S bend with that ergo handle is my favorite Ive ever used, it gets in tight spaces pretty well but still lets you stand completely straight up and not bend over at all.

The 40in straight tool is nice too, but the longer handle makes the risers not go as fast and easy.
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Post by milspec6 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:33 pm

Really glad you shared that AC. I have a 1.5 inch ergo handle sitting on the shelf and my stair tool is the S-bend 30 inch. I was actually about to order the straight handle as I don't like stooping over on stairs, but it sounds like I have the solution already sitting on the shelf.

I ordered the smaller handle by accident and although Joe was cool with exchanging it, I thought that maybe I would give it to my sub who still likes using 1.5 inch wands......I guess he is out of damn luck. Razz
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Re: Stair Tools ready for busy season

Post by ACpower1 on Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:42 pm

haha thats exactly what happened to me. once that handle is on there I think youll love that stair tool.

I keep giving the long straight one a shot on each job to really find out which I like better, its still really nice but smaller head width and doesnt quite move across the treads like the wider head does.

I got better at doing the risers with the 40in straight, but again the wider head tool just moves easier on risers too
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